Angry Birds Mighty Hoax 3 Star Walkthrough Level 4-18

One strategy for Mighty Hoax level 4-18 is to loft two White birds just over the first tower, bombing the left side of the main structure. A straight path into the heart of the structure should emerge. Loft a Black bird into this exposed area, blowing the structure to smithereens. If the stubborn, mustachioed pig still stands — mocking you — land another Black bird directly on him. The score in the video below is 84,900.

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Category: 02. Mighty Hoax, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs

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By Starla

Aim the first white bird at the hollow stone block on the left (the one directly below the triangular stone block), waiting until the last possible moment to detonate. This should eliminate most of the blocks on the far left. Use a similar strategy with the second white bird for what remains of the stone blocks on the left side. This should allow you to aim the bomb bird through the wooden blocks on the left into the very center of the entire structure, killing all of the pigs (including that pesky mustachioed one). My score was 94,060 with this strategy.

By eggomaniac

agree, 95,480,,, methinks 2 birds is [possible] with this strat… oh,,, I found 1/2 lobbing easier, she’s going slower and easire to control the detonate!

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By harmkt (@harmkt)Score: 94,770

Thanks @Starla ! This worked best for me.

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By BirdyMan (@birdyman)

Thanks for the tip. This was the best strategy for me. 93,990 and working.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

I think this might actually be my favorite level to play. Reason being is that I could get this score again if I had to.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

I am stuck at 90k, what approach did you use?

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 92,920

And I thought my 92k was high enough… any particular method you used?

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

Lol, I guess I’ll have to share my secret. I completed the level with two birds. I found this approach on my own, and I have not seen any videos online with my method, otherwise I believe more people would have this score. My strategy is to attack the bottom first, then loop second white bird vertically to finish it off.

First bird – aim for the bottom corner/nook where the long thin block and the very bottom foundation block meet. Aim as squarely as you can with the bottom foundation, but without hitting the long thin block before you deploy the egg. Deploy it as close as you can get it. Ideally, you need to completely bust those two pieces (long thin block, and first foundation block). This happens roughly 1 out of 10 times you have a satisfactory release/deploy. It is the most critical part though, so if you don’t get it, start over.

Fallout from first bird – Ideally the first bird should do the vast majority of the work. The whole left tower needs to collapse and fall off to the left. The whole top needs to hinge off to the left as well. Wait a second because this can be a delayed reaction, and a little slow. It doesn’t always happen, and even if it doesn’t, you can still get over 100k, just not 110k. Much of the inner wooden stuff, especially the ones on the left, need to be drug out to the left by a falling stone block. The wooden triangle needs to also be moved somewhere else, if it hasn’t been destroyed already. Basically, the center needs to be relatively clear. When all of this is done correctly, all that really should be left on the left side of moustache pig are a few small stone blocks, perhaps 3 or 4 or 5, and the center kind of clear. The two subordinate pigs should be gone as well.

Excellent fallout such as this is kind of rare, but it’s happened to me about once or twice an hour of solid playing.

Second white bird – loop vertically so that he is coming down on top of the area between moustache pig, and leftover debris on left side. On iOS, when view is zoomed in at largest size, take aim such that the right outermost outline of the white bird is barely touching the left outline of the sling, towards the bottom. You should see him coming down not directly on top of moustache pig, or the leftover debris, but right in between them somewhat. Detonate egg when he gets close to crashing. It doesn’t have to be super close, just somewhere in the ballpark. This will be close enough to kill moustache pig, while also cleaning up the debris.

Fallout from second bird – After you deploy the egg, he should fly right towards upper right corner of the center area. The hit from that should be enough to topple the whole right tower. Hope that everything crumbles as it hits ground, as that can be a lot of points all based on luck. The only thing that should be remaining is 3 of the right foundation stones. These you aren’t going to get unless you use another bird, but don’t waste it. Three fresh blocks will not add up to 10,000 points.

Good luck. By the way, I had a run where I used 4 birds, destroyed EVERYTHING, it literally looked like the eagle had been used to get TD. That score ended up being 104,380. So, using two birds, the ceiling is going to be 124k, which you will never ever get. A three bird run ceiling will be 114k, which is conceivable. Just so you know how many points there are in the level.

If you have to use 3 birds, just keep attacking the base foundation with the first two birds. This is important because as each block is destroyed, it will naturally create more fallout. The third bird (black bomb bird) should be aimed and detonated as close to the right foundation blocks as possible. If you cannot get him there, forget it because he will not topple the tower. Instead, aim for the left bottom corner of the center area, and that will be your next best option. My best 3-bird run is 107,550. Just remember that if your setup is not perfectly clear for your next bird, you will have to settle for less.

Good luck!

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By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

This is such a hard method.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

Yes, it’s an advanced method for top players who will patiently play until they get a lucky break. Not to say that any player can’t do it. Deploying the first egg is the hardest part though. After that, the rest is cake, and does not demand quite as much precision.

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By Vaporizer (@vaporizer)Score: 105,040

I’ve tried this before, but never got the fall out you had, so gave up. Good to hear this works! Maybe I’ll give it a shot when I’ve got the time. My best score of 102k was done the way Starla describes (so also attacking from the left, but above the thin foundation block instead of under)

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

I see you’ve gotten another 3k since then… nice.

By eggomaniac

aha,,, as above, knew 2 birds was ]possible[ as my comment, above, experiment with slow lobs. makes the timing much easier, forgetting the 2 birds for now,,, Egg hunting ! gotta *** a few more Levels!

By eggomaniac

retract / apologies; lob shot dsnt work with Bill’s strat. u have to micro/second detonate, a straight shot.

By Angela

I was just coming on to see if anyone else had the same strategy. I figured it out for myself tonight while trying to beat a friends score of 97,350. I’ve gotten as high as 106,660. I’ve got 3 stars on all levels now so I’m going back to earlier levels to increase my scores using techniques I’ve learned recently. It would be nice to have all gold crowns but my one friend is making that hard.

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By luvtub (@luvtub)Score: 108,140

Just got 108,140 using your method, but with 3 birds. Similarly to what you had mentioned above, I got 2 opportunities with optimal fallout in about 90 minutes of playing. The first, I had no idea where to angle bird #2, and the second time I simply choked.

In general, with suboptimal fallout, I found it really useful to angle bird #2 in a similar way to bird #1 to hit the concrete blocks up above.

In any event, thank you for a clever and well-explained strategy!

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 104,560

Came up with the first part of this method on my own this morning. Will need to give the over the top approach with bird number two a shot, as I came in low a second time to clear out for the first bomb bird. Had no idea that I could take out tower number two with the second white bird.

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 104,070

@dollarbill2208 thanks so much for sharing this strategy. I improved over 10k today :). I really appreciate the details! I still need 3 birds, but this way scores so much higher! Brilliant :).

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By swellD (@swelld)Score: 108,530

my goodness! @dollarbill2208 what great strategy and WTG for knocking it out of the park so long ago. I FINALLY got the perfect fallout to let the WB come down without that blasted wooden triangle in the way for a great improvement. The hardest 8000 points I’ve had to earn in AB in quite some time. One of the best levels in all of AB that tests the skill of the shooter almost purely.

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By Mihir_zaara (@saradha)

Thanks a lot for the strategy…that’s great! i increased my score by 6k.thanks.

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By windwalker (@windwalker)Score: 104,510

Thanks for the strat Bill, got 104510 which was a lot better than before, will keep trying

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By BirdJo (@birdjo)Score: 107,500

Ummm @dollarbill2208, there are inconsistencies in your detailed method above.

– “I completed the level with two birds”
– “The only thing that should be remaining is 3 of the right foundation stones”
– “Three fresh blocks will not add up to 10,000 points”
– “So, using two birds, the ceiling is going to be 124k”

Won’t it be strange to have only 112k with a 2-birder (leaving only 3 stone blocks which didn’t even worth 10k) when a 2-birder will maxed-out at 124k? Just wanted to make sure you detailed everything correctly. BTW, my current 107k was by using your 3-birder strat. So a massive thanks to you… ;)

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

@birdjo I was referring to only the high portion, that remains on the top. Only 3 foundation blocks remaining up there. The remaining points was stuff that had fallen to the ground, but had not disintegrated, about 7 or 8k worth of stuff, I presume. I just wanted to clear that up.

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By BirdJo (@birdjo)Score: 107,500

Thanks for the reply, @dollarbill2208. Guess i misunderstood you a bit. The method is very difficult but also handsomely rewarding if executed correctly. Who’d have thought to go under the structure. Pretty innovative there… ;)

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By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 95,090

This method is very difficult, indeed. I did manage to get the first bird to take out the blocks needed to start the right tower to collapse, but all it did was create a hole that exposed the wood blocks on the left wall. I tried to aim the second white bird thru that opening but I couldn’t get the entire middle opened up. I’ll have to come back later and try it again.

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By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 95,090

Oops I meant the left tower, not the right.

By hawkey55

Just scored 116,910 using this method. Took less than 5 minutes. I used 3 birds and had 2 birds left.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

Oh, and please leave feedback and let me know if the directions were clear enough. Thx.

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By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 104,490

Bill your above direction are extremely detailed, thanks. I gave them a try, and so far have increased by 4K, thanks. I know a higher score is possible, I’ve been close and see it. :)

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By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 104,490

Bill it really works, 103010 !!! Thanks

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 100,000

It’s probably one of the longest, most detailed explanation out there.
It’s not often that we get a long standing top score share his secret :D
Haven’t tried it yet, but will.

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By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 96,050

I completely agree, @dollarbill2208. I wish more of the high score holders were willing to share.

And, yes, this was very detailed and clear. I was able to make the first shot several times, but never got the fallout (which you, admittedly, described as “rare”). I didn’t have a lot of time, though, so I will come back and try again later.

I will say that damage that I got from the first bird helped me get much higher scores than I had been getting on this level.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 99,350

The directions were quite detailed and precise. The only reason I haven’t cleared one hundred k has to do with two factors: my reaction time, and that my device really seems to have a problem with the white bird moving in a tight or enclosed place.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 106,560

@dollarbill2208 Thank you Bill for the alternate strategy. Your directions were outstanding and very clear. I made your first bird a number of times but could not obtain the destruction. Took a couple of screen shots to remember this level. Used your basic strat to increase the score with 3 birds. Very nice pig killing!!!

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By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 103,620

Thx Bill, even though you did this a long while ago I felt I should respond. I spent many hours on this level and came close to what you explained but it just didn’t happen for me :( however thx to your strat I was able to get around 2 and a half K higher so it was very appreciated and very clear to understand. I’m getting better at flinging thx to this web site and all of you, but I’m just not that good yet!

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By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 105,180

@dollarbill2208 what a wonderful detailed strategy. I never got a complete collapse from the 1st bird so had to use 2, even then that left side really likes to hang on. I saw some amazing feats of balance of wood & stone. And definately be patient, sometimes 20 seconds would pass before the left side finally crumbled.
I’m happy to have cracked 100k, I will be back tomorrow to try & go higher.
Thank you for sharing.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

You are welcome, and good luck, both of you!

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By mars805 (@mars805)Score: 98,790

@dollarbill2208: revisiting Hoax now that my ‘skills’ have improved. with your your help and well described strat i,ve greatly increased my score. not as high as yours but i,m happy for now! thanks Bill!

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

I see a number of improvements on the leaderboard for this level already, and I’m happy for you.

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By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 102,910

100950 because of this method, could have been closer to 110k, but missed the dropping of the 2nd w/b.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

Congrats, I wish it would have worked out for you. I remember when there was only a handful of people over 100k for this level, like 15 or 20 people. Now there’s almost 100. Amazing. Nice shooting!

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

And just for good measure, here you go. You may not be able to tell it’s level 4-18, but I assure you it is ;) You can see the arc line of my second white bird.
http://s1143.photobucket.com/albums/n627/acer9199/?action=view&current=ABO4-18.jpg

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 105,180

Thanks @dollarbill2208 went from 95k to 98k to 103k to 105+ found for the first shot placement if u line up the white birds tail withe bottom of the ball/branch of the tree in the background I end up where I should be ,still doing it with 3 birds ,but 10k improvement is sweet ,cheers

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

wow, even more detail. Now nobody should have any reason not to have pixel-perfect aim every single time they take the sling back for this level. Thanks @xebic88!

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 105,180

I hope it helps some1 @dollarbill2208 ,and must point out that it was my sharp eyed Mum of 68 going on 54 ,lol, that fed me that bit of advice ,.she is still watching out for me ,and is most definetly a Angry birds Addict as of a few months ago…I just noticed i have sponge bob shorts on ,and i have just got the danger zone points as well ,,which will be my first badge ,very happy ,its only taken a year and a half ..Patience i have in abundance ..have a great day

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By swellD (@swelld)Score: 108,530

I always look for a detail in the background to line up with. The hardest ones are those with uniform backgrounds. I have to use where the sling angles across the bird with is terribly difficult. BTW @xebic88 that is the exact spot I used when zoomed out on the ipad. When zoomed in I used the contrasting arcing color in the background and put the middle of the tail right on that line with the same results.

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 105,180

@swellD u certainely squeezed abit more out of it than me ,well done ,i must say though even though this is no longer the challenge ,i do like playing it ,so watch out …:)happy hunting

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By Sam

It is much better if you land the first Black Bird in the middle then the mustachioed pig would be killed as well. It is so funny when the towers fall over the mound!

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

@r-l-l did you achieve your score with my method, or the old one? I would really like to know.

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By r-l-l (@r-l-l)Score: 112,590

@dollarbill2208 – according to my notes on this level, I hit the lower left edge with 1st shot which opens up the middle for the second shot. Fired a 3rd shot to mop up for points.

By Barbara Horton

Your method worked better for me than the method suggested by the site owner. I was able to achieve 3 stars. You’re right about that first egg. It took me about 20 tries to get it, but when I did, it worked.

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By Fillmore1234 (@fillmore1234)Score: 105,480

Hopefully I stay in the top 50 by the end of the challenge :) Thanks to @dollarbill2208 for the amazing help! Took about 25 minutes to get my score, I used 3 Birds to get it.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 104,520

Same here ;-) I had to use the first two WB’s to clear enough of the left and leave a good opening where I sent BB in the low middle and as he exploded he took out the Helmet pig and pushed the tower off right. Thanks @dollarbill2208, your idea of coming in from the bottom helped improve my score by 10K points ;-)

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By annach (@annach)Score: 107,340

Thanks @dollarbill2208, I just improved my score from 99K to 107K using your method. This is truly ingenious. I would have never thought of doing it this way myself. When I read it first, I was very sceptical (“what? this is crazy”), but after a few tries, I realized it was working much better than the “normal” (bombarding the top) approach. It is not easy, of course. Took me some time, but finally it worked and the first bird did a great job, opening the structure. The second bird did not finish it, unfortunately, leaving some of the right structure standing, but the black bird finished it just fine, and I got a decent score. Will try some more hoping to get another chance for a possible 2-birder.

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By polka (@polka)Score: 104,030

I’d also like to say thank you @dollarbill2208! Although I didn’t manage to get it with two birds I could increase my score by more than 10k – I’m very happy with that for now but will try again later ;)
I really love to play these “old” levels again because I used to stop playing after reaching 3stars earlier, so there are so many points left for me to get. And with an explanation/strategie like yours it makes even more fun – thanks again!

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By BirdyMan (@birdyman)

Here is an idea. Slam both white egg birds into the left stone plank below the second hollow block. Then, bomb the TNT birds into the four stone blocks below. Total score was 95,100.

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By PJng (@pjng)Score: 95,900

Some point given when start level, 20 or 30.
I try several menthod before come here, and this menthod increase my score 11k.
Drop 2 boom at top, use trird bird let him go inside, and 2 tower will fall down other side, but sometime lower pig will stay, i just keep try.

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By PJng (@pjng)Score: 95,900

Just realize arfet post is same with video.

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By duffy (@duffy)Score: 102,100

Thank you@dollarbill2208 – I have such problems with the white birds I had no hope of achieving 100+. Altho I will never achieve your results, I’d like you to know my score has improved significantly since I began using your strat. I’ll keep at it but I’m pleased with my results thus far. Thank you again.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 112,260

I’ll say. excellent shooting, and congrats on your improvement.

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